Over the past year, thousands of workers in factories across Mexico producing goods for multinational corporations from GM to 3M, have joined or formed independent unions, displacing the old pro-employer “protection contract” unions. These struggles have emerged in the context of important changes to Mexican labour law and mechanisms in the new CUSMA/T-MEC/USMCA that penalize corporations which violate workers’ rights to unionize. While fighting to raise wages and improve working conditions, these organizers are also striving to build unions with gender equity, and eliminate violence, harassment and discrimination from the workplace.
Moderated by Paul Bocking (Mexico Labour Solidarity Project Coordinator)
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